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'''Alfred Rahlfs''' (; 29 May 1865 – 8 April 1935) was a German Biblical scholar. He was born in Linden-Limmer|Linden near Hanover, and studied Protestant Theology, Philosophy, and Oriental Languages in University of Halle|Halle and University of Göttingen|Göttingen, where he received a Dr. Phil. in 1881. His professional career developed in Göttingen, where he was Stiftsinspektor (from 1888), Privatdozent (from 1891), Professor#Main positions|Extraordinarius (from 1914), and Professor for Old Testament (from 1919). He retired in 1933 and died in Göttingen. Influenced by his teacher Paul de Lagarde, Rahlfs's academic interest focused on the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. Together with Rudolf Smend and others, Rahlfs was responsible for the creation of the Septuaginta-Unternehmen under Göttingen Academy of Sciences and...
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